Publication of new legislation on falsified medicines

01.07.2011
European Commission
European Commission

Following adoption by the Council and the European Parliament, the new legislation on falsified medicines was published on 1 July in the Official Journal of the European Union. The new legislation, which will be applicable on 2 January 2013, is the outcome of the legal proposal that the Commission put forward in December 2008. It introduces tougher rules to improve the protection of public health with new harmonised, pan-European measures to ensure that medicines are safe and that the trade in medicines is rigorously controlled. Go to the Directive.  

Read more on the European Commission website.